Riz Ahmed

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Sound of Metal review – Riz Ahmed excels as a drummer facing deafness
Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance in an astonishing drama that’s rooted in reality and fully captioned for all

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

11, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sound of Metal review – Riz Ahmed keeps swirling disability drama on the beat
Darius Marder’s story of a hearing-impaired, ex-heroin addict drummer perhaps tries to do too much – but Ahmed gives it focus

Peter Bradshaw

08, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Oscar contenders: how to watch them in the UK – and why it's so difficult
This year sees a democratic, diverse and lengthy list of titles. But distribution politics has left UK audiences to play catchup

Catherine Shoard

19, Mar, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Comfort food: the Oscars nominations are not nearly as radical as they think they are
David Fincher’s frontrunner Mank is a brilliant but nostalgic choice, while there are no nominations for stunning sexual politics drama The Assistant

Peter Bradshaw

15, Mar, 2021 @4:19 PM

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The full list of 2021 Oscars nominations
From Mank to Judas and the Black Messiah, all the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, which take place on 25 April

Guardian film

15, Mar, 2021 @1:11 PM

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Baftas 2021: the full list of nominations
From Nomadland to Promising Young Woman, the films up for a gong at this year’s British film awards

Guardian film

09, Mar, 2021 @2:15 PM

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Rocks romps home at British independent film awards
Teen drama wins big as His House takes awards for actress and director while Anthony Hopkins is honoured for The Father

Andrew Pulver

19, Feb, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Nomadland wins three London Critics’ Circle awards as female film-makers triumph
Film, screenwriter and actress of the year for Chloé Zhao’s film as it generates Oscars buzz

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

07, Feb, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition review – a challenging vision
A dazzling video follow-up to the actor and rapper’s album raises disturbing questions about modern Britain

Kathryn Bromwich

07, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'The most honest person I ever met': Chadwick Boseman's widow pays tribute at Gotham film awards
Simone Ledward accepts honour on behalf of her late husband as Riz Ahmed and Nicole Beharie pick up best actor and best actress awards

Andrew Pulver

12, Jan, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Mogul Mowgli review – fierce, unrelenting film-making
Riz Ahmed sizzles as a rapper struck down by illness in this confrontational story of family and identity

Wendy Ide

01, Nov, 2020 @11:00 AM

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From mute to menacing: why TV's portrayal of Muslims still falls short
Though representation has increased, Islam on TV is still largely centred around terrorists and oppressed women. What we need is more complexity – and fewer dangerous cliches

Mariam Khan

15, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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